This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Outcomes of auto-transplanted teeth with complete root formation: a systematic review and meta-analysis (April 2014)
Chung W-C, Tu Y-K, Lin Y-H, Lu H-K.
Unlike an immovable osseointegrated dental implant, tooth auto-transplantation provides vital periodontium and continuous skeletal growth (1).
Many factors could influence the longevity of and incidences of complications with tooth auto-transplantation and failure rates (FRs) reported in the literatures are not identical.
Incidences of infection-related root resorption and ankyloses varied among studies.
Effects of a systemic antibiotics (SA) regimen, endodontic treatment, splinting protocols and the morphology of the donor tooth on outcomes of tooth auto-transplantation are still in question.
Purpose of the Review
Assess the clinical outcomes of auto-transplanted teeth with complete root formation and the effects of various influencing factors.
- Tooth auto-transplantation with complete root formation is a favourable treatment with rare failure rate (FR), infection-related root resorption rate (RR) and ankylosis rate (AR).
- However, systemic antibiotics (SAs), endodontic and splinting modalities and tooth morphology seemed to influence the outcomes.
- Park, J. H., Tai, K. & Hayashi, D. (2010) Tooth auto-transplantation as a treatment option: a review. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 35, 129–135.
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